GREENSBORO, N.C. - If you bought or financed a Samsung Galaxy Note7, you might qualify for this new class action lawsuit. The attorneys say Samsung failed "to provide consumers with an adequate replacement." All the while "consumers continued to incur monthly device and plan charges from their cellular carries for phones they could not safely use."

And we're not chump change of wasted money. The lawsuit claims consumers overpaid by "millions of dollars in fees." They're also saying there could be "punitive damages" like loss of productivity at work from not having a useable phone.

Before you get dollar signs in your eyes, hold up. This case still has to be prosecuted. And even if the attorneys win, it could take a long time to get your money as with any class action lawsuit. Attorney David Daggett says a class action lawsuit can often last 2 to 4 years.

"Boy the longest I've heard, I've heard of some going 8 to 10 years," Daggett said.

That's to make sure the settlement is fair to all parties. But rest assured, the attorneys want to get you paid asap.

"Until the claims are paid, the attorneys don't get paid because an individual of the class could object to the attorney's fees," he said.

And Daggett says don't worry, they aren't likely to forget about your payment.

If you want to see if you're eligible for the Samsung class action, the attorneys ask that you contact them.

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